4-Color to 35-Millimeter: Captain America: Civil War


The Marvel Cinematic Universe takes a particularly mediocre comic book storyline and turns it into a thought-provoking movie. The great superhero movie rewatch looks at a movie that is at once the third Captain America film, the third Avengers film, the fourth Iron Man film, and the prelude to both Black Panther and Spider-Man: Homecoming, the excellent Captain America: Civil War.

An excerpt:

With all that, however, the heart and soul of this movie isn’t the guy whose movie it is, nor is it the “special guest star” who gets second billing. Yes, the Iron Man-Captain America fight is the spine of the film, but the theme is truly seen, not in Rogers or Stark, but in Prince T’Challa. Because in the end he sees that the endless cycle of vengeance accomplishes nothing except adding to the body count. It’s destroyed Zemo, it’s destroyed the Avengers, and he won’t let it destroy him. When it matters, T’Challa is a hero.

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